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Thursday, August 31, 2017

SPLC Should Rename "Hate Map" to "Groups We Hate Map"

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2017, 03:59 PM

Liberty Counsel states in an August 30 press release:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) admitted its fault and removed a town from its "Hate Map" this week. That map irresponsibly mixes religious organizations with violent hate groups, and this time it included the town of Amana because an unknown source alleged some people who might have been associated with The Daily Stormer met one time in a restaurant for coffee. This is one of many inaccuracies and gross over-characterizations that can be found on SPLC's map.

Amana, an innocent town, was then blacklisted by the SPLC. People living there were brought under a cloud a suspicion because of the improper, sweeping accusation of the SPLC. The SPLC makes wide generalizations and then seeks to harm those within its self-proclaimed classification of others.

In a similar manner, the SPLC targets anyone who disagrees with them on issues related to the LGBT agenda. Then it claims civil disagreement as "evidence" for falsely classifying a peaceful organization as "hateful." To do so is just as wrong and even more harmful than the SPLC’s mischaracterization of the city of Amana.

Liberty Counsel has complied a comprehensive answer to SPLC's false name-calling of its non-profit Christian ministry and its pro bono work in the legal field. The SPLC continually grossly misrepresents and labels Liberty Counsel as a so-called "hate group." However, Liberty Counsel is not a "hate group" and hates no one. In addition to its many ministries, Liberty Counsel has a humanitarian relief program and had been providing help to victims of Hurricane Harvey, regardless of their beliefs, status, background or actions. In direct opposition to the SPLC's false campaign, Liberty Counsel believes in reaching out with kindness and truth to all Americans.

"As a pastor before becoming an attorney, my heart then and now is for hurting people," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. "Liberty Counsel exists to help other people. Right now, we are focusing resources on helping victims of Harvey. We believe that every person is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are putting those beliefs into action in Texas. This is hardly the action of a hate group! If the SPLC were intellectually honest, it should retitle its 'Hate Map' into 'Groups We Hate Map,'" said Staver.

In 2016, the Disciplinary Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, under President Obama, sharply rebuked and reprimanded attorneys for employing the SPLC's "hate group" label to dismiss a conservative advocacy group. It stated that using the SPLC’s map "overstepped the bounds of zealous advocacy and was unprofessional." It continued that such behavior is "uncivil" and "constitutes frivolous behavior and does not aid the administration of justice."

Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.

For more on Liberty Counsel, please see their website.



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Teacher: Dear Parents, Tell Your Kids to Stop Talking About God

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2017, 12:37 PM

A 1st-grade teacher at McCordsville Elementary School in McCordsville, Indiana, sent a letter to parents informing them that certain words and topics are forbidden in public schools, among them God, Jesus, and Devil.

But a parent took action against this outrage, and soon the school, teacher, and students got a lesson in constitutional rights and parental power. Here's the story from Todd Starnes.

Comment: This 1st-grade teacher betrays ignorance not just of the Constitution and U.S. founding principles but also of the public, fact-based nature of Judeo-Christian thinking and living.

It's terrific to see parents step up to reclaim their responsibility for the education of their children -- for whom teachers are to act as servants, not masters.



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Anchor: "I Experienced Hate Firsthand Today . . . From These People Dressed in All Black at a Protest in Berkeley"

By Rick Pearcey • August 29, 2017, 11:44 AM

CNSNews reports:

Frank Somerville, a news anchor for KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area, published an article with the San Francisco Chronicle today describing his personal experience of attending a protest in Berkeley, where left-wing protesters dressed in black, chanting they were against hate, sought to intimidate other people.

"I experienced hate firsthand today," wrote Somerville. "It came from these people dressed in all black at a protest in Berkeley. Ironically they were all chanting about no hate."

Read more.



Monday, August 28, 2017

Joe Arpaio May Challenge Jeff Flake for Arizona Senate Seat

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2017, 02:51 PM

Steven Nelson reports at the Washington Examiner:

After receiving President Trump's first pardon, Joe Arpaio's plans have gone from possible prison to book-writing, speeches, and potentially another run for office in Arizona, with Sen. Jeff Flake's seat one opportunity he is eyeing.

The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he's upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he feels Republican politicians are insufficiently supportive of the president, who he calls a great man.

"I could run for mayor, I could run for legislator, I could run for Senate," Arpaio said Monday. One particular race, however, is likely to gain significant attention: the GOP primary next year facing Flake, R-Ariz., a forceful Trump critic.

"There's no way I'm going to go fishing," Arpaio said, according to the Examiner.

Comment: Run, Joe, Run.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Poll: 85% Say Freedom of Speech More Important Than Not Offending Others

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2017, 11:03 AM

Tom Ciccotta reports at Breitbart:

A new poll released by Rasmussen Reports on Wednesday revealed that over 85 percent of American adults believe that the right to free speech is "more important than making sure no one is offended by what others say."

A mere eight percent said they believe that guarding against personal offense is more important than protecting free speech.

73 percent also agreed with the famous line often attributed to Voltaire: "I disapprove of what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it." Another 10 percent disagreed with that statement, and 17 percent said they are undecided.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Democratic National Committee: America's Most Notorious Hate Group

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

John Perazzo argues at Frontpagemag.com:

While the imaginary "white supremacy" of Trump's aides and advisers makes Democrats squawk with fiery indignation, the DNC not only countenances a number of very real, impossible-to-miss racial supremacists of its own, but it actually celebrates and honors them."

Read more.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Former News Network CNN Hits New Low in Anti-Trump Propaganda

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2017, 01:52 PM

Peter Barry Chowka writes at American Thinker:

CNN hit a new low -- and that's saying a lot -- Tuesday night in its coverage of President Trump's speech in Phoenix

The former news channel is now little more than a propaganda mouthpiece for the Deep State

On Tuesday, it used a half-dozen anti-Trump panelists, with no one representing a counter view, to introduce a new fake news meme: not only is the 45th POTUS a racist and a Nazi-sympathizer, but he is an imminent national security threat to the United States. . . .

Comment: LOL



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Welcome to College, Comrade: Now Confront Racism and Privilege

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2017, 01:35 PM

Nathan Rubbelke reports at The College Fix:

Before the fall semester even kicked off at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, incoming freshmen were asked to ponder race and privilege -- and what they could do about it.

On Friday, the public university's freshmen orientation included a program called "First Class" that focused on the school's common reading program selection "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Right-leaning scholars have described the book as positing that "America is not a nice place for black people to live," and say it presents a "belief that white hatred of blacks pervades every aspect of American society, and nothing short of a revolution will end it. . . ."

Utter nonsense, of course. But it bespeaks an efficient training ground for leftwing fanatics and their shock troops to follow their leaders into a brave new Soros-funded, federally mandated future.

This anti-educational approach has already worked wonders in revolutionary Germany, the revolutionary USSR, and revolutionary Cambodia, so why shouldn't it work wonders here as well, in the increasingly less free USA?

Things are off to a good start. Already mobilized is the racism of Black Lives Matter and the fascism of Antifa. Yes, the "nothing short of a revolution" is well on its way -- but this means more fanatics will be needed to man the barricades, woman the social media outposts, and transgender the campus guillotines.

This is where little Johnnie and little Susie can grow up and help "change" the world. Isn't culturally appropriating America's children into ideological indoctrination centers otherwise advertised as colleges and universities a hoot? And what an amazing privilege!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Exposing the Myth: Nazism and Fascism Are "Phenomena of the Right"

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2017, 10:40 AM

Dinesh D'Souza writes at WND:

The myth that fascism and Nazism are phenomena of the right relies heavily on Americans not knowing what fascism and Nazism really mean, what those ideologies stand for. Leftists in academia and the media have worked hard to portray fascism and Nazism in terms of sheer demagoguery and generic authoritarianism, carefully concealing the ideological roots that would reveal fascism and Nazism’s true political colors.

Think about this: We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Virtually no one knows. This is not because he doesn’t exist, but because the political left -- which dominates academia, the media and Hollywood -- had to get rid of him to avoid confronting fascism and Nazism's unavoidable leftist orientation.

"So let's meet the man himself, Giovanni Gentile, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx," D'Souza recommends. "Gentile was, in his day, which is the first half of the 20th century, considered one of Europe's leading philosophers. A student of Hegel and Bergson and director of the Encyclopedia Italiana, Gentile was not merely a widely published and widely influential thinker; he was also a political statesman who served in a variety of important government posts. How, then, has such a prominent and influential figure vanished into the mist of history?"

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Friday, August 18, 2017

American Left Adopts Taliban Tactics in Destruction of Historical Icons

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2017, 11:19 AM

A.W.R. Hawkins writes at Breitbart:

As the American left targets historical icons for removal and/or destruction, one is reminded of the way the Taliban destroyed centuries-old Buddhist statues and the Islamic State's ongoing violence against Christian churches and landmarks.

In short, the American left, the Taliban, and the Islamic State (ISIS) hold two things in common. First, an inability to appreciate the whole of history as it happened, which includes good times and bad. And secondly, a tendency to express this lack of appreciation via violence and destruction.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

"Terrorist Attack" in Barcelona -- Van Strikes Crowd in Popular Tourism Spot

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2017, 12:19 PM

Oliver J.J. Lane reports at Breitbart:

Spanish police have confirmed a truck has struck a crowd on a popular tourist street in central Barcelona in what they are calling a terror attack, with local media claiming there are up to a dozen injured in the "serious incident."

According to reports, the van involved in the incident left the road and entered the pedestrianized area of the walk and drove through the crowds until it crashed into a kiosk. Spanish police were quick to identify the incident as a "terrorist attack" and said the attacker had fled the scene.

"It is not clear whether the attacker has been arrested, but police called on social media users to not share images of the ongoing counter-terror operation, which may suggest concern doing so could help suspects avoid capture," Breitbart reports.

"Police evacuated the La Rambla pedestrianized street in Barcelona Thursday afternoon, as shop keepers closed their roller-shutters with customers inside to protect them from events outside, reports local newspaper La Vanguardia," according to Breitbart. "All local railway stations have been closed."

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Real Race War: Not the Fake One Against "White Supremacy"

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2017, 11:30 AM

David Horowitz writes at Frontpagemag.com:

What "Unite the Right" actually demonstrated [in Charlottesville] was that the assortment of neo-Nazis, pro-Confederates and assorted yahoos gathered under the banner of the "Alt-Right" is actually a negligible group. This was a national show of strength that actually attracted all of 500 people. Compare that to the tens of the thousands who can readily be marshalled by two violent groups of the left -- Black Lives Matter and Antifa -- and you get an idea of how marginal "white supremacists" are to America's political and cultural life.

Yet "white supremacy" and its evils became the centerpiece of all the fake news reporting on the event, including all the ludicrous attacks on the president for not condemning enough a bogeyman the whole nation condemns, and that no one but a risible fringe supports. Talk about virtue signaling! Omitted from the media coverage were the other forces at work in precipitating the battle of Emancipation Park, specifically Black Lives Matter and Antifa, two violent leftwing groups with racial agendas who came to squelch the demonstration in defense of the monument.

"Unlike the Unite the Right demonstrators, the leftist groups did not apply for permits, which would have been denied since there was another demonstration scheduled for that park on that day," Horowitz continues.

"But why should they have applied for a permit, since the havoc they had previously wreaked in Ferguson, Berkeley, Sacramento, Portland and other cities, was accomplished without permits, while their criminality was presented by the media as 'protests,' and their rioting went completely unpunished"? Horowitz asks.

"What is taking place in the media accounts and political commentaries on this event is an effort by the left to turn the mayhem in Charlottesville into a template for their war against a mythical enemy -- 'white supremacy' -- which is really a war on white people generally," Horowitz explains.

"The ideology that drives the left and divides our country is 'identity politics' -- the idea that the world consists of two groups -- 'people of color' who are guiltless and oppressed, and white people who are guilty and oppressors. This is the real race war," Horowitz writes. 

Horowitz concludes: "Its noxious themes inform the mindless, hysterical hatred for President Trump, and the equally mindless support for racist mobs like Black Lives Matter and Antifa. It is a war from which no good can come. But it won't be stopped unless enough people have the courage to stand up and name it for what it is."



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Predominately Black Group Forms to Protect Confederate Monuments

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2017, 10:28 AM

Jeff Paul reports at CBS Dallas-Ft. Worth:

The debate about Confederate statues in Dallas intensified on Monday as a group made up of predominantly African Americans called for the monuments to remain standing.

Several cities across America have now begun to remove or talk about removing Confederate markers shortly after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly.

Former city council member Sandra Crenshaw thinks removing the statues won't help.

"I'm not intimidated by Robert E. Lee's statue. I'm not intimidated by it. It doesn't scare me," said Crenshaw. "We don’t want America to think that all African Americans are supportive of this."

"Crenshaw, along with some Buffalo Solider historians and Sons of Confederate Veterans are coming together to help protect the Confederate markers from toppling over in Dallas," the CBS local reports.

In their view, monuments such as those in the Freedman’s Cemetery "tell an important story and help heal racial wounds," Paul reports.

"Some people think that by taking a statue down, that's going to erase racism," Crenshaw said, according to the CBS affiliate. "Misguided."

Read more.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Maduro's Son Threatens to Take Over White House With Rifles

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2017, 12:14 PM

Fortunately for Trump & Co., Maduro is threatening the White House in New York, not the one in Washington, D.C. Well, that was a close one.

Jack Heretik has more at the Free Beacon.



Friday, August 11, 2017

Hillary Clinton's Election Loss Compared to the Death and Resurrection of Jesus by Her Own Pastor

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2017, 07:59 AM

Said pastor is Bill Shillady.

And by the way, "Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people," Hillary Clinton would "make a great pastor," Shillady said to The Atlantic, according to Sarah Taylor reporting for The Blaze.

And by the way, Part 2, the Blaze also reports that Shillady has a "book of devotionals he sent to Clinton throughout the 2016 campaign."

It just so happens that the book is "up for sale and Shillady has embarked on a press tour as a result."

One might be forgiven for concluding that, in the land of Clinton, just about everyone is working an angle. Gimme that old-time politicized religion.

My only question is who, after Shillady, first read the book of devotions: Hacked Hillary or the Russians?



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Georgia Man: Cops and Military Banned From His "Inclusive" Gym

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2017, 11:29 AM

"An Atlanta gym owner is under fire after he put up a sign banning police officers and military members from working out at his facility," Camila DeChalus reports at Circa

The sign says: "Do whatever the f--- you want, correctly, except crossfit cultism. No f-----g cops."

"Jim Chambers, owner of EAV barbell, said that he put up the sign that said police officers and active military members were not allowed to enter the gym because the majority of the gym members are minorities."

And there's this, according to Circa: "Chambers told WXIA-TV that people who work out at his ["inclusive"] gym are generally uncomfortable with law enforcement."

Memo to Jim's gym: Hate is not inclusive.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Diversity Killer: The Google Gulag

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2017, 08:58 AM

Daniel Greenfield at Frontpagemag.com explains why the "gates of the internet cannot remain in the hands of a corporation intolerant of free speech."



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Google Decides "Diversity" Really Means "Uniformity"

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2017, 09:09 AM

Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker:

There's no hiding from Google! The author of the samizdat memo that “went viral” within Google late last week, and was leaked to the public over the weekend has been identified and fired.

George Orwell would immediately recognize the problem. What we have here is doubleplus ungood crimethought.

Were he still alive, I speculate that Orwell would offer a new corporate slogan to replace "Don't be evil." How about "Diversity means uniformity."

Next week: 2 + 2 really equals 5. Accept that, and your liberation into slavery is well-nigh complete.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

NYPD Cops Launch Boycott Against Dunkin' Donuts

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2017, 08:54 AM

Kerry Picket reports at The Daily Caller:

Police union leaders in New York City called for a boycott of all Dunkin' Donuts after a worker at a Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in the city refused service to two NYPD detectives last Friday, The New York Post reported.

According to The Post, a Brooklyn Dunkin' Donuts clerk told two NYPD officers, "I don't serve cops."

Read more.



Friday, August 4, 2017

Mark Levin: What's the Purpose of Immigration?

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2017, 09:52 AM

Gage Cohen reports at CNSNews.com:

On his nationally syndicated radio show Thursday, host Mark Levin praised President Trump's announcement regarding immigration reform based on merit, saying that "the purpose of immigration is to benefit the American citizenry," not "for the benefit of the alien foreigner."

"The purpose of immigration is not to bring in as many people from all over the world as possible to increase the ranks of the Democrat party and expand the welfare state," said Levin. "And it's time we take this argument back."

"Levin's comments come hours after the President announced the RAISE Act, giving those who speak English and can financially support themselves preference in obtaining a green card and coming to the United States," Cohen reports.



Thursday, August 3, 2017

NASA Searches for Planetary Protection Officer to Save Earth From Alien Contamination

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2017, 09:33 AM

James Rogers writes at Fox News:

Looking for a fresh career challenge? NASA is searching for a planetary protection officer to protect Earth from extraterrestrial contamination.

While the job title may conjure up images of Will Smith in "Independence Day," the role, which has a salary of up to $187,000 a year, requires a very unique set of scientific skills.

Read more.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mizzou Cuts Ties With Former Dean Who Accosted Student Journalist

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2017, 11:00 AM

Shannon Spada reports at Campus Reform:

The University of Missouri has officially cut ties with Janna Basler, the former dean of student life who was caught on video shoving a student reporter during the protests that rocked campus in 2015.

Basler's departure comes roughly 17 months after the dismissal of Melissa Click, a former instructor who called for "muscle" to evict a different student journalist from the premises.

Neither Basler nor Mizzou is commenting on the nature of her departure, but some speculate that it could be due to budget cuts imposed in response to the dramatic drop in enrollment that Mizzou has experienced since the protests. [emphasis added]

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Anthem Protests Top Reason Fans Watched Fewer NFL Games

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2017, 10:51 AM

"Player protests of the National Anthem -- such as when quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee in protest -- are the number one reason sports fans watched fewer National Football League (NFL) games, a new survey shows," Craig Bannister reports at CNSNews.com.